Ruling by edict?
In the present election campaign, candidates are indicating that what they advocate can immediately come about by edict. Thus, if elected, the candidate would make for a smaller government in the following stated ideas, among others;
I recommend that candidates state specifically how they would have each expressed idea come to pass.
They should also indicate how each would benefit or harm the individual as well as society. Then too, ruling by edict is definitely not a part of the democratic process. Some of the above items contradict each other such as reducing the national debt versus cutting taxes. Changes advocated must be discussed in depth and evaluated thoroughly, not hastily.
— Marlow Ediger, North Newton